Third Monday of the Month at 7:00pm Book Discussion Group

Join us for an animated and interesting book discussion on the third Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. on the lower level of the library. This group started meeting in 2006. Click on the title to link to a book discussion guide, when available. Here's the group's 2016 reading list:

Date Title Author
January 16th Day Four Sarah Lotz
February 20th The Witch of Lime Street David Jaher
March 20th Sleeping Giants Sylvain Neuvel
April 17th The Stories of John Cheever John Cheever
May 15th The North Water Ian McGuire
June 19th Mischling Affinity Konar
July 17th Luckiest Girl Alive Jessica Knoll
August 21st Homegoing Yaa Gyasi
September 18th Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
October 16th Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places Colin Dickey
November 20th The Two-Family House Lynda Cohen Loigman
December 18th Our Souls at Night Kent Haruf
January 15th The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women Kate Moore
February 19th All our Wrong Todays Elan Mastai
March 19th Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Trevor Noah
April 16th A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman
May 21st The Lost City of the Monkey God Douglas Preston
June 18th The Essex Serpent Sarah Perry
July 16th The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead
August 20th Maus (book 1, My Father Bleeds History) Art Spiegelman
September 17th Hunger Roxane Gay
October 15th Meddling Kids Edgar Cantero
November 19th The Orphan’s Tale Pam Jenoff
December 17th Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson


First Wednesday Morning at 10:00am Book Discussion Group

This is an animated and interesting book discussion on the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Happy Reading! Here's the 2017 schedule:

Date Title Author
January 5 The Pearl J. Steinbeck
February 1 Summer Befoer the War H. Simonson
March 1 The Kitchen House K. Grissom
April 5 Aviator's Wife M. Banjamin
May 3 Did You Ever Have a Family? B. Clegg
June 7 Our Souls at Night K. Harlif
July 5 When Breath Becomes Air P. Kalanithi
August 2 The Nature of the Beast L. Penny
September 6 Miller's Valley A. Quindlen
October 4 News of the World P. Jiles
November 1 A Man Called Ove F. Backman
December 6 Shakespeare: The World as a Stage B. Bryson

The leader of this group is retired Way director Nancy J. Kelley. For more information, contact her at 419-866-6013.

History Book Club at Fort Meigs - 7:00pm Meetings 

New for 2018! Do you enjoy reading history? If so, then Way Library and Fort Meigs invite you to join the Fort Meigs History Book Club. Moderated by Geoff Earnhart, director of Fort Meigs, the club meets monthly at Fort Meigs Historic Site to discuss books covering a range of eras and historical topics. Books will be available at Way Library.   Contact Natalie Dielman at 419-874-3135 ext 112 for more information.

Date Title Author
January 10 In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Nathaniel Philbrick
February 7 Chancellorsville Stephen Sears
March 7 Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch our Nation into Space Margot Lee Shetterly
April 11 Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the US Army and the Invasion of the Old Northwest William Hogeland
May 9 The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
June 13 Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West Blaine Harden
July 11 Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence Joseph Ellis
August 8 The Last Town on Earth Thomas Mullen
September 12 The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies Erik Larson
October 10 Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitan Alan Taylor
November 7 The First World War John Keegan
December 12 Silent Night: The Story of the World War 1 Christmas Truce Stanley Weintraub

Pizza & Pages Teen Book Club

The Pizza and Pages Teen Book Club is for students between the ages of 11-15. It has become one of the most popular teen programs at Way Library.

Join us on Friday afternoons for a lively discussion over pizza and pop. The club meets monthly from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the Mercy Family Activity Center.

For more information, contact Crystal McNeal at 419-874-3135 ext 113 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Homeschoolers' Book Talk

The Homeschoolers' Book Talk group is for homeschooling students ages 8-12. The group meets monthly on Mondays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm in the Mercy Family Activity Center.

The group discusses books of a variety of genres including Newbery Award and Honor Winners. Homeschoolers are provided the opportunity to enjoy good literature, express opinions, use deeper thinking skills, analyze events, and share ideas.

For more information contact Alyssa Bullock, Youth Services Librarian at 419-874-3135 ext 127 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Bookaneers Book Club

The Bookaneers Book Club is for kids ages 8-10. At each meeting, the group discusses the selected book, participates in related crafts and activities, and of course, there are always snacks! Bookaneers takes place monthly from 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Mercy Family Activity Center.

For more information, contact Alisha Nolin at 419-874-3135 ext. 107 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..